|Beef good! Veggies good! Broth good!!!!|
After a quick run to prepare for the Devil's Chase I came home to prepare this wonderful stew. Please note that I usually reserve such recipes for day's when I have hours to let this cook down. However, since my lovely mama had already prepped everything for me, I needed it cook up the meat and potatoes STAT!
I started out by coating the beef in a bit of flour and searing it in the pan with a TBSP of Coconut Oil.
After the meat had browned nicely, I removed it and added in 1/2 diced yellow onion, 1/2 diced green pepper, 1 small diced red pepper and 1 carton of diced Shitaki mushrooms (roomie caught these this time!)
I also added to the pot one container of Low Sodium Beef Broth (feel free to use chicken, vegetable stock or even water), 2 cups of diced potatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, 2 tbsp of tomato paste, a dash of Worcestershire Sauce and about 2 cups of sliced carrots.
Now for the hard part... WAITING..... You have to let this pot of goodness heat up, cook down and thicken up! I did add aprox 1 Tbsp of corn starch to the mix to help thicken it up as well.
While this cooked down, I enjoyed a Sam Adams beer (haven't you heard one for the pot one for the cook?!)
After a little over an hour, my stomach was taking over and wanted to eat (it was 8pm after all!).
I came back into the kitchen and found this wonderful concoction simmering away.....
I took out a HUGE soup bowl and filled the bottom of it with about a cup of baby spinach and then ladled on top of it the perfect answer to a cold grey day. STEW!
I can say that after a long rainy Monday, I could not have picked a better meal to cozy up with and enjoy while watching the Pats "squish the fish"!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and make it your own. I have made this previously with Guinness, Bass Ale or even Red Wine. Also, it is amazing when you omit the potatoes from the stew, make a big batch of mash potatoes and serve the stew over the mash potato goodness!
Enjoy & GO PATS!